While President Obama read his State of the Union address earlier this week, he told us that spending cuts would devastate important government functions and destroy hundreds of jobs (just like his proposed $9 minimum wage would do, but I digress). Wasting no time to agree, Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), took it a step further saying that reducing the size of government would be equal to enslaving America again. To her, the more the government spends, the more “free” America is.
In response to proposed spending cuts, Jackson Lee recently said, “Yesterday was the official birthday of President Lincoln, February 12th, and although it was a tragic time in our history, I can assure you that it showed the greatest promise of America when people could come together and do something great. I stand here as a freed slave because this congress came together. Are we going to be able to do it today to free America?”
A “freed slave”? Considering that would make Ms. Jackson Lee at least about 150 years old, she looks pretty good, but I digress again.
If the currently proposed spending cuts do occur, they would total about $44 billion, which is 1.2% of 2013 spending, according to a Congressional Budget Office report. That’s nothing when you consider our government spends just under $10 billion a day.
Our spending – and borrowing - are so out of control that to continue this way is what will enslave us to the government because only through basic slavery in the form of punishing taxation could we even begin to manage the debt we’re creating. As it stands, the government takes in obscene amounts of money through taxation and still we have a record and equally obscene deficit. Spending less will not enslave anyone, it will make us more free.
Would Jackson Lee have supported Obama when he said, as a senator, that the humongous spending habits and continuous debt ceiling raises of Washington were irresponsible and even unpatriotic (his exact word)? How come now that Obama is president, he has flip-flopped on his view of reckless spending and continues to want to raise the debt ceiling -- and anyone against this, according to Jackson Lee, is pro-slavery?
The hypocrisy and offensiveness of this current government are endless.
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